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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 18–29.
Published: 01 May 2013
... political context in Egypt in the 1950s and the early 1960s under the governorship of the charismatic ruler Gamal Abdel Nasser, and as influenced by the global Cold War era. MAN’S CONQUEST of NATURE Al-Gazzar, Sartre, and Nasser’s Great Aswan Dam Avinoam Shalem n 1963, in the article...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Tiffany M. Gill Perhaps no aspect of black women’s corporality is more contested and debated than their hair. Social-media personalities of the self-described natural-hair community mediate complex and often contentious conversations about black women’s bodies and lives in the twenty-first century...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 124–127.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the public a unique experience by bringing together the conventional structures of a museum with Gaba’s unconventional and playful structures, which question the nature of the museum and change the Western viewer’s perception of African art. Copyright © 2014 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2013) 2013 (32): 114–127.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Brendan Wattenberg In this conversation Brendan Wattenberg and Grace Ndiritu discuss several of Ndiritu’s videos, in particular The Nightingale , Natural Disasters , and Journey’s North . They talk about Ndiritu’s filmmaking practice, the concept of self-portraiture, shamanic journeying, and the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 62–69.
Published: 01 November 2015
... tensions fuel her creative work on the musical stage and also in the realm of fashion and style; they become a way of naturalizing the oddness and radicality of her liberating and liberatory rhetoric concerning racial stereotypes, gender norms, class assumptions, and perceptions of sexuality. Examining the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 102–109.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... This changes the public imaginary version of Nanny, who was thought to have been well into her sixties when she battled the British colonists. Cox’s depictions of Nanny in various staged tableaus draw attention to the multifaceted nature of this little-known female figure and remind viewers of the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2016) 2016 (38-39): 142–151.
Published: 01 November 2016
... (2004), and Suburbia (2005–7), respectively—they instead present spaces seemingly for any body, black or otherwise, within contexts that signify black lives, histories, and experiences. The works affirm that the nature of blackness is not a given, while they demonstrate ways in which it has come to be...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2010) 2010 (26): 30–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to protect the Arctic landscape, wildlife, and indigenous peoples from unchecked industrialization but also about territorial expansion and the mining of natural resources. Moreover, this straightforward imperial rivalry for the Arctic resources that were once off-limits recalls earlier struggles for...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 118–119.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Vanessa Rocco Steve McQueen’s Giardini , a ravishing half-hour dual projection, comprises vignettes recorded around the national pavilions that are the principal organizing spaces of the Venice Biennale. Fluctuating among images of serene nature and images of trash, piles of building materials, and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 48–57.
Published: 01 May 2011
... revisiting the modernist avant-garde and the early years of cinema. These interests are brought together in his designs for Shostakovich’s opera The Nose , at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Kentridge began in the theater and is now returning to it more often; how is theatricalization changing the nature...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 110–117.
Published: 01 November 2011
... opportunity that liberated midcentury New York artists from naturalism and the shadows of European hegemony, Lewis may have found a liberation of his own in the abstraction and formalism that Gallagher now deftly manipulates. Gallagher’s work suggests a new aesthetic code that subverts the black subject in a...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 154–164.
Published: 01 November 2017
... interpreting art by diasporic communities and, ultimately, expose the complicated nature of expressing and recognizing racial difference in American identity. Copyright © 2017 by Nka Publications 2017 African diaspora African art history Houston Conwill conceptualism identity FEEDBACK Between...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2019) 2019 (44): 144–157.
Published: 01 May 2019
... emanate from the icons as cosmic rays or halos. The harmony and unity in Gatson’s work empowers us to think of a brighter future, one that accepts and scrutinizes the past. Vigorous power lines—the meeting of two forces opposed to each other by their very nature, formally and conceptually—guide the viewer...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 1998) 1998 (9): 67.
Published: 01 November 1998
... American Museum of Natural History, New York "Spirits in Steel: The Art of the Kalahari Masquerade," recently on view at the American Museum of Natural History, featured thirteen life-size wood and metal sculptures by Sokari Douglas Camp. These sculp• tures — abstract...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2009) 2009 (24): 168–170.
Published: 01 May 2009
... gardens brought to his mind familiar signature imagery in this nature The Musee du Quai Branly Versailles and the highly controlled show. His tableaux of headless man• garden is made up of plants not indige• character of French gardens...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1995) 1995 (2): 42–43.
Published: 01 May 1995
... story focused on natural shapes quality and provokes questions about the archetypal human need to organize. Godfried Donkor is currently studying for an MA in Art...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2011) 2011 (29): 100–109.
Published: 01 November 2011
... and political abstraction and representation, between the evoca- forces, and an overt and conscious identification tive nature of abstraction and emotional fidelity to between the physical environment and his cultural the image. In an interview with Lizzetta LeFalle-­ identity. Mayhew believes...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2002) 2002 (16-17): 116–117.
Published: 01 May 2002
... to a lecture on female artists and nature of participation, accom• installation by Katy Deepwell modating both men and women which drew a lot of sharp criti• artists and/or swimmers as well cism by the purely gallery-space- as 'leads' [non...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 1998) 1998 (9): 62–63.
Published: 01 November 1998
... wing movement on aesthetic Questions as did other abstract landscape, or perhaps Every Atom Glows: Electrons in Luminous artists. If modernist artists like Rene Magritte and Pablo Picasso Vibration, 1951, nature in movement. and dedicated...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2000) 2000 (11-12): 104–107.
Published: 01 May 2000
... social transformation that has currently cap• ground alluding to the mysterious nature of that bely the poverty that surrounds them. tured the attention of the public through the their deeds. The work becomes the pream• The title "Liberated Voices" presupposes...